New York Giants: Eli Manning Is Under Fire Heading Into Week 4

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New York woke up to a football world turned upside down Monday. To the Jets — the team that conducted one of the least-reassuring quarterback competitions in history, that isn’t playing its first-round draft pick much to protect his confidence, that began the season near the bottom of every projection — having a 2-1 record and an offense and a defense ranked in the top 10 in the NFL. To the Giants looking so overmatched in a shutout loss to the Carolina Panthers that dropped them to 0-3 that Carl Banks, the former player who remains close to the team as its radio analyst, essentially questioned their heart during a blistering public assessment . To the Giants at the bottom of league rankings in a vision-blurring number of categories, from rushing yards to percentage of passes intercepted to points allowed. To the Giants as a circus, with cameras jostling for position, with Hakeem Nicks saying he can’t throw the ball to himself . And Tom Coughlin admitting he doesn’t know if the Giants can fix their problems before they play the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday . “There’s things we can accomplish,” the coach said. “Can we accomplish everything at one time? I’m not sure.” There wasn’t so much panic — although some Giants fans already have suggested that the game suddenly has passed Coughlin by, a mere 19 months after he won his second Super Bowl title — as there was a dip into surrealism. One moment Monday afternoon summed up the through-the-looking-glass feeling. Jets coach Rex Ryan walked into his news conference, spotted just one camera where usually there is a horde and remarked: “One camera when we win, 15 when we lose.” If he missed them, he needed only to drive a few miles to the Giants ‘ facility. The truth is not much more than geography separates the teams right now, and the distance between them is not nearly as great as their records indicate.

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Submit Vote vote to see results Will the Giants get their first win against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4? Yes. 41.7% Total votes: 283 And the Chiefs are led by none other than Andy Reid, a head coach who sports a lengthy history with the Giants. He certainly hasn’t forgotten the 49-7 walloping the G-Men served up in Reid’s final game as the Philadelphia Eagles ‘ commander in chief just nine months ago. Reid still may have the occasional nightmares about Manning’s improbable fourth-quarter comeback victory in September of 2006. Besting his former squad last week was an incredible accomplishment for Reid. Crushing the Giants would be a close second. Reid has the defensive firepower to make it happen, too. If Carolina’s Hardy was such a wrecking ball, think of how troublesome Kansas City’s Justin Houston , who leads the NFL in sacks with 7.5 , will prove to be. Good luck focusing on Houston with defensive tackle Dontari Poe and linebacker Tamba Hali also in the mix. Into which one, exactly, is Manning to lay a shoulder?

Singh, in his departure statement, said he looks forward to bilateral meetings with leaders of some neighbouring countries including Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal during his visit to New York. “I also look forward to bilateral meetings with the leaders of some of our neighbouring countries, including Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan,” he said. Singh and Sharif are expected to meet in New York on September 29. The issue of terrorism emanating from Pakistan is expected to figure prominently in the meeting between Singh and Sharif. India has maintained that terrorism emanating from Pakistan and territories held under its control are a matter of concern. Foreign secretary Sujatha Singh had said last week that “the harsh reality on the ground is that we continue to face acts of terrorism by groups operating from Pakistan and territories under the control of Pakistan. “There are also many persons engaging in hostile propaganda against India, who continue to roam freely in Pakistan. Despite repeated commitments from the highest level in Pakistan and very positive statements, there is very little progress in efforts to punish those responsible for the Mumbai attacks. These are the harsh realities. “So let us see what happens,” she had said when asked about the possibility of the two leaders meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. ALSO ON TOI